All posts for the month April, 2019

Devin Townsend is one of the most talented and prolific musicians in the progressive and metal arenas. This week’s Heavy Elements show on Progzilla Radio focusses on the Canadian musician with a three hour show covering his solo work and contributions with a wide variety of artists over the last quarter of a decade…

Tune in to Progzilla Radio at the earlier time of 9.00pm (BST) or 10.00pm (US Eastern) Friday 3rd May.

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Throughout the history of online slots, the entertainment industry has served as a wonderful source of inspiration. TV shows like Star Trek, South Park, The Three Stooges and Game of Thrones have inspired some of the best video slots in the industry. PlayTech and Microgaming have dominated the online casino software development industry on the backs of DC Comics and Marvel Comics themed games like Iron Man II, The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, Spiderman and the list goes on.

Still, some of the most exciting and interesting entertainment related slots that available at Casumo have featured the music entertainment industry. Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson have both had multiple video slots built around their music and music careers. With that said, the new generation of young online slots players seems to really enjoy video slots that feature “heavy metal” bands and music. There’s something about the glamour and glitz behind the world’s heavy metal heroes that seems to drive slot players in droves to play any online slot associated with this genre of music.

To that end, here’s a list of the five best heavy metal music themed slots to ever hit the internet. If the list doesn’t mention one of your favorites, simply add it to this list for a more complete listing. The list includes the following video slots:

  1. Guns and Roses – Back in the mid-1980s and 1990s, vocalist Axl Rose turned Guns and Roses into one of the most successful heavy metal bands of all time. In January of 2016, software developer NetEnt immortalized this great band by developing a video slot to commemorate the band’s 3oth anniversary. The result was a stylish video slot that features 5 Reels, 3 rows and 20 pay lines. The game offers Wild Substitutions, Encore Free Spins, Legend Spins, Solo Multiplier, and the Crowd-Pleaser Bonus Game, all set against the audio soundtrack that features some of Guns and Roses’ most popular hits.
  2. Megadeth – Fans and experts called it “trash metal.” The best of the genre included Hall of Fame bands like Metallica and Slayer as well as Megadeth. This game from Leander Games features 5 reels and 40 pay lines with the group’ band members serving as the primary symbols. That includes the incomparable Vic Rattlehead, who serves as the game’s wild symbol. The game includes the Mega Nudge feature, Expanding Wilds, Scatters, Free Spins and Bonuses.
  3. KISS – Pop, rock, glamour and heavy metal, the great rock band KISS could do it all. WMS does a very good job of capturing the essence of one of the most popular heavy metal bands in the world. Fans and music lovers will enjoy this 5-reel 100 pay line slot that features actual video clips from some of KISS’ best concerts. Along with the requisite free spin bonus, slot players will enjoy seeing the Colossal Reels materialize from standard formations.
  4. Motorhead – NetEnt strikes again, claiming the title of the hippest software developer in the world. Motorhead might not be a household name, but heavy metal fans know this group has the goods. This well-developed video slot was designed with 5 reels and 76 pay lines against the backdrop of the band’s driving music. The slot features mystery reels and a bomber bonus game that music fans won’t soon forget.
  5. Jimi Hendrix – He may not be part of a heavy metal band, but he sure has a way with playing the greatest heavy metal guitar music in history. Yes, you guessed it. This game also comes from the library of NetEnt. Players will enjoy the opportunity to pick one of five Hendrix songs while navigating through the game’s 5 reels and 20 pay lines in search of the opportunity to play the Crosstown Traffic free spins game for big prizes.

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THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #310       (SeaProg 2019 Festival Preview #1)

The Seattle Festival of Avant and Progressive Rock (SeaProg) will hold its sixth event June 7th – 9th at the Columbia City Theater, with an amazing bill of unique artists.

The Progressive Tracks Show is proud to once again be the voice of SeaProg on the airwaves, and will host a half-dozen shows featuring SeaProg artists!

This first week will feature a national headliner and a ‘regional dark horse’, with music and conversation.

Warning: Listening to these SeaProg shows will entice you to spend your money getting to Seattle in order to attend this amazing event. But then, you just got your tax refund, right?   Hmmm…      ;o)

Additional information can be found at

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: (there are 150 now!).


  • Vialka – “Footage Of An Uproar” from La Poursuite De l’excelllence on RER USA (2012)
  • Marbin – “Special Olympics” from The Third Set on MoonJune Records (2014)
  • Marbin – “African Shabtay” from Aggressive Hippies on MoonJune Records (2015)
  • The Sheen – “Back In 85 or 86” from Trash Hazard on 2018936986 Records DK (2018)
  • The Sheen – “M. Corner Tone” from Trash Hazard on 2018936986 Records DK (2018)
  • Marbin – “Itchybun” from Alabama Sock Party (bootleg) on Independent (2019)
  • The Sheen – “Trash Hazard” from Trash Hazard on 2018936986 Records DK (2018)
  • Marbin – “Pirate Punch” from Israeli Jazz on Independent (2018)
  • The Sheen – “Cathy” from The Sheen on 2018936986 Records DK (2018)
  • Marbin – “House of the Dead” from Goatman & The House of the Dead on Independent (2015)
  • The Sheen – “The Sudden Valley Homeowners Association” from The Sheen on 2018936986 Records DK (2018)”

If you have comments or suggestions for show topics/ music (always welcome), feel free to contact me any time via email:

Edition 155 of THE PROG MILL – first broadcast on Progzilla Radio on Sunday 28th April, is now also ready to stream anytime you like or download as a mp3 file.

Two hours of amazing melodic and symphonic progressive rock.

This Week’s Playlist

1 Big Big Train – Alive (Grand Tour)
2 Green Desert Tree – Progressive Worlds (Progressive Worlds)
3 Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso – L’Assalto dei Lupi (Transiberiana)
4 The Ryszard Kramarski Project – First Spirit (Mr Scrooge)
5 Christiaan Bruin – Mind of God (Inventions – Logica)
6 Raven Sad – City Lights & Desert Dark (Single)
7 Huis – Stolen (Abandoned)
8 a2RK – Papillon Theme (Papillon EP)
9 Paul K – The Great Silence (The Fermi Paradox)
10 The Slambovian Circus of Dreams – Tink (I Know Its You) (A Box of Everything)
11 Renaissance – Mother Russia (Turn of the Cards)
12 Neutrons – Dangerous Decisions (Black Hole Star)
13 Soen – Lunacy (Lotus)

You can hear The Prog Mill on Progzilla Radio at these times every week ( – via the tune in radio app and on internet radios):

Sundays 10pm – Midnight UK (2100UTC) – main broadcast
Tuesdays 0300-0500 UK (0200UTC) – For North America – Mon 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern
Tuesdays 2300-0100UK (2200 UTC) – 1500 Pacific/1800 Eastern
Saturdays 6-8pm UK (1700 UTC) – Family friendly Saturday evening repeat

Your melodic and symphonic progressive rock music suggestions for the show are very welcome. Just email, or message via twitter @shaunontheair or



Broadcast   28th  April 2019

1.       Lights Styx
2.       Johnny The Fox Meets Jimmy The Weed Thin Lizzy
3.       Dancer Babe Ruth
4.       Lucky In The Morning Bloodrock
5.       Keep On Rollin Argent
6.       When The Apple Blossoms bloom in the Windmills Of Your Mind I’ll Be Your Valentine Emerson, Lake & Palmer
7.       Weird Fishes/Arpegio Radiohead
8.       Nightjar Necromandus
9.       People Get Ready Jeff Beck
10.   Somewhere Tonight Grand Prix
11.   Back To The Front Kayak
12.   I’m a Faker Too Budgie (Cardiff)
13.   Shout To The Devil The Alarm (Rhyl)
14.   You’re So Fine Badfinger (Swansea)
15.   Juju Man Dave Edmunds (Cardiff)
16.   Day And Night Man (S Wales)
17.   Heaven Knows Our Name Budgie (Cardiff)
Americana – Blues Style
18.   Crazy ‘Bout That Thing Legendary Blues Band
19.   One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer John Lee Hooker
20.   Drop Down Mama John Hammond
21.   Come To Mama Koko Taylor
22.   Let It Bleed Johnny Winter
23.   Theme For An Imaginary Western Mountain
24.   We Can’t Go On Meeting Like This Hummingbird
25.   I Don’t Feel Much Like Smilin’ Dr. Hook
26.   The Worm & The Tree Procol Harem
27.   Part One; Introduction, Menace, Occupation Procol Harem
28.   Part Two; Enervation, Expectancy, Battle Procol Harem
29.   Part Three; Regeneration, Epilogue Procol Harem
30.   Maybe I Can fool Everybody (Tonight) Crack The Sky
31.   Say You Will Moksha
32.   Don’t Let Me Sleep Judy Tzuke
34.   Golden Key Renaissance
35.   White Dress Fairport Convention
36.   It’s Crying Outside Michaelangelo
37.   Good As It Gets Beth Hart
38.   Sorrow Pink Floyd
39.   Bitter Suite Marillion
40.   Heart Of Lothian Marillion
41.   The Diary of Horace The Wimp Electric Light Orchestra
42.   Diedre The Eleventh House
43.   Funkthesizer Blue Mitchell
44.   Cisco Kid War
45.   Poem For The People Chicago
46.   No Way Home Cold Blood w/Lydia Pence
47.   Samba Pa Ti Santana
48.   Don & Dewey It’s A Beautiful Day

Genesis – Behind The Lines (live)

Makoto Kitayama – Heart of Stone

Anubis – The Doctor

10cc – The Hospital Song

Somniacs & Crows Labyrinth – Secrets

35 Tapes – Travel

Tsugi Usagi – Unforgettable Eyes

Eveline’s Dust – A New Beginning

Seven Steps To The Green Door – The Lie

The Gift – Too Many Hands

The Watch – Sound of Sirens

Citizen Cain – Stab In The Back

United Progressive Fraternity – Stop Time

The Tangent – 2nd Movement: Morning Journey & The Arrival

It Bites – Once Around The World

Cheeto’s Magazine – Big Boy

The Flower Kings – World of Adventures

Major Parkinson – Baseball

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Paul Joseph Cynlais Davies of Tor Marrock speaks for Prog Sphere what it took to come up with the band’s latest studio album ‘The Concept of Self.’

Define the mission of Tor Marrock.

To create metal music.

Tell me about the creative process that informed your new album “The Concept of Self” and the themes it captures.

Lots of alcohol, lots of solitary time in the cellar and letting the theme and style of the album develop by itself in this instance. It turned into a theme of ritual, sensual and sexual witchcraft and cult.

What is the message you are trying to give with “The Concept of Self”?

I guess the underlying message is find your own way.

How did you document the music while it was being formulated?

I didn’t I am not very organised. Apart from the lyrics I didn’t write anything down or video tape anything and as I do the recording myself in the cellar I didn’t back any files up which was a big mistake as my hard drive broke down and all files have been lost. Luckily it was after I had sent the finished tracks to Black Vulture Records.

The Concept of Self

Is the dynamic flow of the pieces carefully architected?

I would say not. I let it happen naturally.

Describe the approach to recording the album.

It was the same as the first two albums and it will be the same for the fourth: drink, descend and deliver.

How long “The Concept of Self” was in the making?

It took 5 years. Maybe I should not drink so much.

Which bands or artists influenced your work on the release?

I couldn’t really pinpoint any bands in my subconsciousness. I guess it always goes back to the ’80s metal I grew up with.

What is your view on technology in music?

It’s great.

Do you see your music as serving a purpose beyond music?

Yes I do, and I think most metal music does. It proves that you don’t have to conform.

What are your plans for the future?

To play a few selected live shows to support the album this year, and then in 2020 I start writing the final Tor Marrock album.

Buy “The Concept of Self” from this location.

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I’ve released my third album. Streaming is free, but I hope you’ll consider buying the album, as ten percent of all sales will go to Duke Children’s Hospital. Here is why:
1. One Coin                   
2. Vita Brevis                   
3. A Month of Sundays           
4. On Your Wedding Day           
5. Glass Cannon Symphony           
6. In Season and Out of Season       
7. A Month of Sundays (Reprise)

This album is dedicated to my friend Alan Aycock, who had cystic fibrosis but was a great friend to me.

Alan never married, never had children, never grew old, and never grew up

The quality of his humor and wit was such that you could never be completely certain if he was laughing with you or at you.

I suspect his experiences taught him that life was too precious for someone to be anything other than honest and faithful.

Those who knew him still miss him.

And those who didn’t missed out.

Ten percent of all sales from A Month of Sundays will be donated to Duke Children’s Hospital in his memory.

Thank you for listening.

It’s been a long time, hasn’t it?

Here’s the link:

This week on Prog-Watch my very special guest is the legendary keyboardist, composer, and vocalist Rod Argent! Rod rose to fame with The Zombies, and was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame as a member of that seminal band! After the Zombies disbanded in the late 1960s, he enjoyed much success with his own band Argent and with various solo albums and collaborations, before getting back together with Colin Blunstone and reforming the Zombies for a new century! Tune in to hear much of my chat with Rod, and a lot of great Zombies, Argent, and solo Rod Argent music!

Starts tomorrow (28 April) on Progzilla Radio!